Our shop crew, Sean Keating, Jason Sharpe & Milan Streit did a last minute check of the completed cooling hose replacement. Then Trevor Batstone took 9753 on a road test, confirming everything was in order. The cooling system was the major project because the the system had to be drained and refilled; over the next few weekends other hoses which do not involve that will be replaced, but essentially #9753 is ready for its assignment on our Christmas Lights Tours.
Speaking of which, there are very few seats remaining! We are working to “firm up” our route, ensuring a 40′ bus can navigate the roads of Coquitlam & Port Coquitlam, and checking proposed stopping places.
Bryan Larrabee, President of TMS, writes:
“Thanks to Sue and Savannah and their sales team at the Model Train Expo. Their efforts generated over $900 in sales! We had #4612 on display and had a number of present and past members drop by to say hello. The organizers were happy with the turnout for the two days but it hasn’t gone back to pre-COVID days.
(Photos by Lawrence & Sue Walker. )
Thursday and Friday (November 9/10), #4612 was the star at a TransLink Marketing video shoot at VTC. James Pearson was on hand to make sure they took care of our bus. I have no idea what the video was about, but everyone was happy with the shoot!
On Wednesday November 8th, Evan Russell, Oscar Kapsa, Lawrence and I took #3106 back to Deroche and brought #4107 home to the shop. We are temporarily putting the antlers and Rudolph nose on #4107 so it can go to TransLink’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and the Surrey Santa Parade.”